Sunday, August 28, 2011

The "Prohibition" Cocktail Drink made with Gin.

How to make the Prohibition Cocktail.

With a name like Prohibition, it's got to contain gin.

The Prohibition as Kina Lillet as a main ingredient, This is a wine aperitif made of Bordeaux wines and citrus liqueurs.  The taste overall has notes of fruit, but not too sweet.  The Apricot brandy helps to even out the herbal taste of the gin.

This cocktail is semi-strong. Great for drinking slowly during dinner or for talking after a meal.

Prohibition Cocktail Recipe

1 oz gin (Tanqueray, Hendricks, Beefeater, Bombay Sapphire, etc.)
1 oz Kina Lillet
2 dashes fresh lemon juice
1/4 oz apricot brandy

Cocktail Mixing Instructions:
Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice until nice and cold.
Now, strain into a martini glass. 
Garnish with a twist of orange.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Speak Easy Cocktails of the Prohibition Era: The "Foghorn" drink recipe using gin.

Juke Joint Cocktails: How to make the Foghorn cocktail drink.

One of the classics of the roaring 20's.
Made with, of course, gin as a base ingredient.
The ginger, gin and lime blend well together.
Very easy cocktail to make.

Foghorn Cocktail Recipe:
• 1/2 juice of lime
• 1 1/2 oz of Gin
• Ginger Ale to taste

Mixing Instructions:
Pour in a highball style glass with ice and stir.
All lime juice and stir again.
Top with ginger ale.
Garnish with the lime wedge or wheel.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Prohibition Era Cocktails: The "Thunderclap Cocktail" recipe, a jarring speak easy cocktail.

Cocktails of the Prohibition Era: How to make the Thunderclap Cocktail drink.

This is one mean drink, so watch out.
The story goes that after consuming this drink, you should run for your life!
For the brave at heart.

Thunderclap Cocktail Recipe:
1 part Brandy (raynal brandy, korbel, e and J, etc)
1 part Gin (tanqueray, bombay sapphire, hendrick's, beefeater, etc.)
1 part Whiskey (jack daniels, jameson 18, evan williams, etc.)

Mixing instructions:
Mix in a cocktail shaker with ice, and pour into a old fashioned glass.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Prohibition Era Cocktails: The Famous "Ramos Gin Fizz" cocktail drink using gin.

Cocktails of the roaring 20's. How to make the "Ramos Gin Fizz" cocktail.

This drink takes awhile to prepare, but is well worth the effort.
The Ramos Gin Fizz, was once a very popular drink that has a long reputation in the cocktail world.
It does show up on the tiki bar scene menu from time to time and is a classic at many modern day speakeasy's.

A Fizz.
A Fizz is a group of cocktail related to the "sours" family of drinks.  The thing that makes a Fizz  
unique, is the addition of acidic juice (like lemon or lime juice) and carbonated water.  Fizz drinks date back to before 1887.

The taste is floral and bubbly, it's a very easy to drink cocktail.

The real secret to this drink is in the shake, i have seen many mixologist shake this cocktail for as long as ten minutes!

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Ramos Gin Fizz Cocktail

Ramos Gin Fizz Recipe:

  • 1 1/2 oz. gin (bombay, beefeater, tanqueray, bombay sapphire, etc.)
  • 1 oz simple syrup (sugar / water)
  • 1/2 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/4 oz. heavy whipping cream
  • 3 drops orange flower water
  • 1 oz. club soda

Mixing Instructions:
Place all but the soda water in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake vigorously for a few minutes and strain into a glass.
Top with the club soda and stir briskly.

Serve in a large glass or a zombie glass.

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